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Dungeon Master's Handbook - Podcasting about running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/support

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Dungeon Master's Handbook - Podcasting about running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/support

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Great Info!

By wsteyert - Jun 08 2019
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Wish there was more :( Where’d you go Michael? The podcast just ended? I need closure lol.

Keep it up!

By Vwelch - Dec 17 2017
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I love AD&D! We need more insight from the days of AD&D!

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Great Info!

By wsteyert - Jun 08 2019
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Wish there was more :( Where’d you go Michael? The podcast just ended? I need closure lol.

Keep it up!

By Vwelch - Dec 17 2017
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I love AD&D! We need more insight from the days of AD&D!
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The Dungeon Master's Handbook Podcast

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Dungeon Master's Handbook - Podcasting about running fantasy role playing campaigns using older versions of Dungeons & Dragons!(Artwork by Mark Allen - http://www.marjasall.com/) Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dungeon-masters-handbook/support

Rank #1: Episode 14 - Wargames in your D&D campaign, Part 2

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In this second of two parts, I finish talking about one of my favorite aspects of my D&D campaign world - wargaming alongside my D&D gaming in the same campaign. I share how I set up my campaign and the tools/books I use to help me.

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May 22 2018

18mins

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Rank #2: Episode 13 - Wargames in your D&D campaign, Part 1

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In this first of two parts, I talk about one of my favorite aspects of my D&D campaign world - wargaming alongside my D&D gaming in the same campaign. It's full of challenges and considerations, but the payoff is so much fun! 

Links from this episode: Battle of McGillicuddy's Farm: http://oldguyrpg.blogspot.com/2011/04/chainmail-battle-of-mcguillicuddys-farm.html (Campaign lore from a wargame battle)


Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF

Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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May 08 2018

14mins

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Rank #3: Episode 12 - "How Do I?" Questions Answered!

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In this episode, I take a break from talking about creating and running old-school style D&D campaigns to answer some questions that I've gotten from listeners. Thank you for the questions and please keep sending them in! I answer: How I make a wandering monster chart How I make the first level of a dungeon How I run wilderness campaigns PS! Once again, I had allergies, sorry if I sound so quiet! Allergy season was here in the Chicagoland area when I recorded this! 

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF

Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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Apr 24 2018

18mins

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Rank #4: Episode 11 - Running Online Games in my Campaign World

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In this episode, Michael talks about how he's extended his campaign from the tabletop into the virtual world, running play-by-post and VTT games from his campaign world.

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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Apr 10 2018

23mins

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Rank #5: Special GaryCon 2018 Episode - 3 Lessons About Running Games at Cons

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Michael's just returned from GaryCon and had to share three lessons that he learned from running and playing in convention games. Plus, the nerdiest confession you'll hear all day, guaranteed!

Three Hexes Blog Series mentioned in the podcast:
https://chgowiz-games.blogspot.com/search/label/Three%20Hexes

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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Mar 14 2018

21mins

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Rank #6: Episode 4 - Continuing a Sandbox Campaign

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In this episode, Michael talks about the things he ran into as he continued to run his new sandbox campaign over the next few months and years. He covers:

  • Keeping the campaign fresh and dynamic
  • Dealing with player scheduling
  • How he awards XP
  • And other great tips and tricks.

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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Dec 20 2017

19mins

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Rank #7: Episode 3 - Starting a Sandbox Campaign, Part 2

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In this episode, Michael finishes talking about starting a sandbox campaign old school style. Don't let the myths and hype fool you. You don't need a lot to jump right into some great gaming!

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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Dec 06 2017

26mins

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Rank #8: Episode 2 - Starting a Sandbox Campaign, Part 1

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Sandbox campaigns, one of the hallmarks of an old school AD&D D&D campaign, are easy to get started! Don't let the myths and hype fool you. You don't need a lot to jump right into some great gaming! Michael covers three tools that he uses to get the adventure started.

Links mentioned in the show:
Obsidian Portal campaign wiki - https://www.obsidianportal.com
Hex map software - http://www.worldographer.com

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)

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Dec 06 2017

20mins

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Rank #9: Episode 19 - Three Lessons from Recent Games

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Surprise! I promised no set schedule for this podcast, and yet here I am, a week later, with another episode. I DM'd quite a bit of AD&D last week, so I thought I would cover some of the more interesting elements:

  • How I DM overland adventures
  • Playing a strange race that is very alien in thought
  • A quickie on AD&D by-the-book combat
  • What happens when a thief fails to pick a lock

I also talk a bit about my son, Vincent Victor, who lost his life last week.

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Three Hexes 'Zine!

I've created a 'zine for my Three Hexes blog series and campaign starter approach. First issue is here - please give it a read!  https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/293954/Three-Hexes-Zine-1?manufacturers_id=2806

I'd love to hear your questions, comments or if you just want to say "Hi!"

Intro music: Dragonaut by Bradley The Buyer (bit.ly/2ASpAlF)
Outro music: Dream by Wild Shores (bit.ly/2jbJehK)
Episode Artwork by Mark Allen (http://www.marjasall.com/)

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Nov 12 2019

32mins

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Rank #10: Episode 18 - Casting Resurrect on the Podcast!

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From the unlikeliest of places came a great idea on how to continue this podcast! I talk about the current state of my campaign games, a few changes and future episodes. Thank you so much for the kind comments in the past year - I hope you continue to enjoy the show!

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Nov 05 2019

27mins

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